Career Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty, Graphic and Fashion Design – Design Management and Entrepreneurship, Beirut

 

Title: Adjunct Faculty

Discipline: Graphic Design and Fashion Design

Campus: Beirut

Duration: AY 2021–2022

Profile

The Graphic Design and Fashion Design Programs in the School of Architecture & Design at the Lebanese American University are now accepting applications for an Adjunct Faculty Position, for the academic year 2021–2022. Applicants to this position should have prior experience in teaching, and would be required to teach courses related to Design Management, Fashion Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Design on the Beirut campus such as:
 

GRDE317 Design Management  [2–2, 3 cr.]

This course aims to develop strategic management skills with a focus on the role of design in the creation and management of strategic and sustainable business practices. Classes are structured to replicate real-world industry scenarios providing a hands-on experience in designing, managing, and improving design intensive and creative firms. The course integrates research with design-centered studio work. Perspectives on business, operations, sustainability, management, leadership, entrepreneurship, design innovation, and design research are explored. Students develop their capacity to inspire and lead creative teams.
Prerequisite: FND281 Design Culture

FAS 491 Fashion Entrepreneurship [3-0, 3 cr.]                                                                    

This course provides a platform for equipping students with essential entrepreneurial and marketing skills, from market research to product pricing and projections. The course includes a survey of different contemporary practices and business models in fashion entrepreneurship and marketing, including market research on the Ready to Wear sector. The various aspects of running a successful fashion practice are broken down into key components, allowing students a thorough and comprehensive exposure to the business aspects of the profession. This intensive course takes students through the steps necessary to plan and write a viable business proposal. By working through each stage of the plan, students hone their professional organizational and writing skills through learning the processes required in establishing a business.

Pre-Requisite: FAS 336 Fashion Design II

GRDE400 Thematic Workshop II: Sustainable Design [0–2, 1 cr.]

This course introduces students to ideas and practices of sustainable graphic design. It considers the environmental impacts of graphic design products (such as packaging, printed materials, publications, etc.) throughout a lifecycle. Visual projects reinforce the parameters of good design and aim to inspire effective change. Techniques, processes and materials are addressed to reduce the detrimental environmental, social and economic impacts of design.
Prerequisite: Open to SArD students who have completed 2 credits ofGRDE300 Thematic Workshop I

Minimum Requirements

A Master’s Degree related to design with teaching experience. This position will be open in Fall 2021, which starts at the end of August. For more information on Faculty Personnel Policies: https://www.lau.edu.lb/about/policies/personnel_policy_faculty_section.pdf.

Application Process

Candidates should apply electronically by sending a Letter of Intent outlining their particular teaching pedagogy, their CV, in addition to a Personal Portfolio as well as a Teaching Portfolio. The Portfolio should be in PDF format, with a limit of 15-20 pages.

The application should be sent to: sard.jobs@lau.edu.lb    

Applications deadline: August 15, 2021

Notifications will be sent by: August 20, 2021

Note: Given that this is a part-time position, the university cannot secure the candidate a work permit, if they do not have the legal right to work in Lebanon.

The Lebanese American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in Lebanon under a charter from the Regents of the State University of New York. Information about the University can be found at: http://www.lau.edu.lb